LEGENDA is a brand on the rise in Tokyo. Their edgy yet unique design sensibility is something I was immediately drawn to when I just happened to catch their pop-up at Ikebukuro’s Parco last year. Not long after I stumbled on their flagship store in Harajuku and found myself walking out with several new pieces. One of the things that caught my attention at both locations I shopped with them was a series of incredibly stylish Evangelion items that are part of an ongoing collaboration between them and the brand. Needless to say, I had to pick up some of them with my purchases, and since then they have become staples in my wardrobe.
Fast forward a few months and the brand announced a new line of collaboration teams with the iconic anime, and they’re dropping this weekend! 3 new tees will be available in this new line featuring screenshots and iconography from the series.
The first shirt in the range features a screengrab of Rei with LEGENDA’s signature flourishes adding some extra flavor to the design on the front, the rear features the Evangelion 3.0 logo.
Shirt number 2 is a t-shirt version of a long-sleeve released during their AW2019 collection emblazoned with SEELE iconography. This was one of the designs I picked up at their pop-up, and I’m already tempted to pick it up as a t-shirt too.
The third shirt in the collection features a screenshot of Kaworu on the back with EVANGELION emblazoned above it, and a quote printed in Japanese on the front.
All 3 shirts come in both black & white and will run 7000¥. Sizing is a little tricky as each is in Japanese FREE size, which doesn’t have an exact US sizing equivalent, it’s pretty close to a large but can be a little bigger or smaller depending on the blank. Until the shirts drop, I can’t really speak to the cut on these. Thankfully we won’t have to wait too long as they officially release on May 8th (tomorrow) in Japan. And good news for international fans as they ship worldwide!
You can find the shirts for purchase once they’re available, along with items from their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection, on the official LEGENDA online store.